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Roads Ministry in talks with University of Ghana over tolls

Source: myjoyonline.com

The Ministry of Roads and Highways says it is holding discussions with the University of Ghana over its intention to charge road tolls next month.

The Ministry stated in a press statement released on Monday it is in talks with the University on how the cost of recent rehabilitation of some of the university’s roads can be absorbed by the 2014 budget.

The university authorities recently announced they will soon start levying tolls on all vehicles using the new roads, which have been rehabilitated under an agreement with a private business entity.

“It is hoped that a more conducive solution could be found to end the controversy generated by the announcement of the tolls”, the release said. Lauding the rehabilitation of roads on the university campus, the sector Minister, Alhaji Amin Aminu Sulemana however, said “there is concern that the introduction of tolls could create a number of inconveniences for some of the regular and rightful road users.

Alhaji Sulemana said his Ministry would ensure that roads on the campuses of major institutions across the country are maintained at reasonable standards.

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